There are a few essential tools that should be present in every home on cleaning day, whether you’re just starting off or want to round up your current cleaning arsenal. To assist, we have compiled a list of the top 8 efficient cleaning tools that we think no one’s house should be without.
You probably already have most of these things, but if you’re missing anything (or you just want to upgrade or get new things), here’s your shopping list.
Start with the options below and add to your collection as you see fit (whether that’s by purchasing them or borrowing them from friends and family).
Your must-have item is a vacuum, which has many more uses than just sweeping the floor. To prevent dust, dander, pollen, and other allergens from settling into mattresses and upholstery, a vacuum is essential.
With the correct attachments, it may be used to clean the upholstery in your vehicle or remove pine needles from your Christmas tree. Your requirements and available space should help you find the best vacuums for your home.
If you need to save room, a cordless stick vacuum that can be hung behind a door is a great option. Small, portable vacuum cleaners are ideal for picking up spills in tight quarters.
Get a power washer if you want a tool that can clean almost everything. These high-powered tools can blast water at any surface for easy cleaning without the need for scrubbing.
One of the most typical uses for a power washer is cleaning outside surfaces like decks, patios, and automobiles. Make the most of your power washer by giving every surface and item a thorough cleaning before putting them back inside your home.
Test it out in the driveway on rugs and blinds. If you don’t want to ruin your belongings, be cautious and use the right nozzle for the job.
In comparison to regular cotton towels, microfiber cloths are far more effective in capturing and holding onto dust, grime, and germs throughout the cleaning process.
You may use and wash them up to 500 times before you need to replace them, and they don’t collect lint. When used once each week, a microfiber cloth may last for over 10 years.
Begin your cleaning supply stockpile with terry cloths for everyday use and flat-weave towels for delicate surfaces like electronics and glass. As your collection grows, it’s a good idea to include plush and specialized cloths.
It’s understandable that few people regularly wipe their floors, given how difficult (and sticky) the task can be. However, nothing beats the feeling of a freshly mopped floor.
There are mops to suit every preference, including flat mops, wring mops, and spin mops, but our personal favorite is a rotatable mop.
A bucket with a simple dip-and-wring mechanism is included for completely hands-free cleaning. The nicest aspect is that mop pads may be machine washed and dried.
A squeegee is an essential item for any house with glass shower doors, and it has many other uses as well. Use a squeegee to rapidly dry off tile walls to prevent mold and mildew from developing or to wick water off glass shower doors to prevent soap scum and water spots from producing an unattractive film.
After washing, squeegees ensure that glass surfaces like windows, windshields, and table tops remain spotless.
Invest in a separate toilet brush, since it should not be used for anything other than cleaning the toilet. One that has a stand is ideal since it can be stashed out of the way behind or next to the toilet.
Some brushes even include a spot in the grip where you can store cleaning solution for a hands-free clean.
A standard water bottle isn’t going to cut it when you’re attempting to equally disperse cleaning products. You may always have an easy way to start off a cleaning frenzy if you buy a few glass spray bottles.
So that you and your roommates can always find the right cleaning product when you need it, stock up on a roll of painter’s tape and a Sharpie.
Protect your hands from cleaning chemicals, hot water, and soap residue. Get yourself a good pair of rubber gloves so you can clean your house without fear of getting your hands dirty.
To provide a secure hold on your brushes and other implements, go for a set with a textured finish.
With these tools, you can save time and effort while still maintaining a spotless home. However, a word of caution: cleaning tools are only useful if you really use them.
Otherwise, they’re just going to take up unnecessary space. Make sure you have somewhere to keep the equipment and an honest assessment of how often you’ll use it before you buy any cleaning supplies.